A man who escaped from the North Coast for months is believed to have been spotted in the garden of Mendosino County House on Monday night.
William Alan Everes, 40 – a “heartthrob robber” – has been a suspect in several home robberies since February. The search was intensified after he met with the deputy mayor of Mendosino County on May 12 at the scene of the theft at Elk House. The deputy was not injured.
In this week’s episode, a resident reports that he met a man in the garden of a house 3 miles east of Albany on a rural Ridge Road on Monday at 7:30 p.m. His description is related to Eve.
Three hours later, deputies searched a neighbor’s house and heard what appeared to be a knock on the door. While searching for a video from their patrol car dashboard camera, they came across an image of an eve-like person.
More officers called to search the area, but Eve was not found.
The resident, who reported the raid, told the North Coast news site Redwood BlackBell that he was embarrassed when the gardener was confronted and said, “My bad.” “It’s hard to intimidate someone with an onion punch hanging in their pockets,” he told the resident.
Security video has linked Evere to Elk, Albion and Philo in recent months with several robberies – including one in June at the same house where the shooting took place. In the aftermath, the landlord, who was away from home, called the sheriff’s office to see if he was watching the burglary video.
Everest is said to have 6-foot-1, 180 pounds, brown eyes, brown hair and red facial hair. He has tattoos on his hands and chest, including the “demon’s face” on his upper left hand.
Video footage shows him wearing a backpack and is said to be familiar with the forests of Mendosino County.
Mendosino County Sheriff’s Office says he must be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on their whereabouts will be asked to call the hotline at 707-463-4086 or 707-234-2100.